While the big work of finalizing Novel #2, “Down The Tubes”, continues slowly, looks like I’ll be writing another Steamkettle Kids book in July while tucked away in my cabin at Camp NaNoWriMo. The title? “Hide and Go Eeek” (That title just revealed itself to me today.) I’ve set myself a target goal of 25,000 words. I’m not quite ready to lay out another full length novel right now, but I’d like to step up from the short kid’s stories. A novella sounds like a lot of fun, and gives me plenty of wiggle room to tell a story.
If you aren’t familiar with Camp NaNoWriMo, and you’re a writer or interested in becoming one, I encourage you to send yourself to summer camp! Not sure what I’m talking about? This is from the Camp NaNoWriMo website:
This July, Camp NaNoWriMo opens its doors again… and we’re champing at the bit to set off in search of a little wonder with you. Here are three reasons you should join us:
You can pursue any writing project. First drafts, revision, short story collections, poems, or scripts… all are welcome!
You can set your own goals. Is a word-count goal not quite right for your project? Track time in hours or minutes, or pages, or lines!
You can create your own writer’s pack in a virtual cabin. Join a group of twenty writers in our newly expanded cabins, or create a private cabin with writers you find in our cabin mates forum. It’s your own personal creativity conservation society.
I’ve joined my cabin and can’t wait to get creative with my fellow cabin mates. You’re *never* too old for summer camp.